Wire mesh has a long history. Ancient Egypt, where artisans made jewelry from woven wire, seems to be the birthplace. But it didn’t become popular until the Fifth Century, when it gained favor as body armor. Back then, it was pretty easy to check the quality of wire mesh: If the warrior survived, the mesh did its job.
These days, things are a little more complicated, although the quality of wire mesh can still be a life-and-death matter. If it doesn’t catch contaminants, for example, the consequences could be dire.
Checking the quality of wire mesh—or wire mesh cloth—isn’t a one-time thing. Both the manufacturer and the user have a role to play. It might be best to start with the user and circle back to the maker.
Nothing can substitute for a careful quality check by the end users of wire mesh products. After all, they could face severe business-related consequences—not to mention potentially tragic results—when the product isn’t up to standards.
Fortunately, a good quality check doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be performed in just two relatively simple steps, depending on what kind of mesh is under inspection.
Any wire mesh manufacturer worth its salt will do whatever it can to make its customers happy. That goal can only be achieved by listening to what the customer wants. The best-quality products satisfy these questions:
Of course, these last items depend on the ability of the manufacturer and the customer to work together. And that might be the most important factor in effective quality control.
For more than 107 years, Newark Wire has specialized in fabricating standard and custom wire mesh products. Contact the company for more information about wire mesh and its applications.